Sarah Palin is back in the news for her anti-book-learnin’ stance, this time for moronically tweeting a word she thought existed, deleting the tweet, and then pretending like she meant to do it all along.
Palin was mouthing off on the microblogging service about plans to put a mosque near Ground Zero, which in and of itself is a stupid objection- would anyone oppose a church near the Oklahoma City bombing site because Timothy McVeigh was presumably Christian? Not content to merely leave it at embarrassing Americans everywhere with her ignorance, Palin asked “Muslims” to “pls refudiate” the mosque. What she meant by “refudiating” a mosque or plans to build one remains to be seen.
True to form, Palin is refusing to admit she’s wrong or misspoke, falling back on the “I meant to do that” defense:
Palin then used her Twitter feed to align herself with former President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and—yes—William Shakespeare.
“‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”
Prior to the tweet comparing herself to Shakespeare, Palin tweeted twice about the Ground Zero mosque controversy. Those tweets are actually no less stupid than the “refudiate” one:
Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real
Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing